The State of Mouth Cancer UK Report 2018/2019 is the UK’s first complete evaluation into mouth most cancers.

The report has been launched by the Oral Well being Basis and Simplyhealth Professionals as a part of November’s Mouth Most cancers Motion Month.

The State of Mouth Most cancers UK Report 2018/2019 appears to be like on the very newest statistics for the illness.

This consists of new incidence figures, survival charges, the place the illness is almost definitely to seem, in addition to traits over time.

The report additionally appears to be like into the nation’s consciousness of mouth most cancers and the way a lot is understood in regards to the threat elements and indicators and signs of the illness.

Lastly, the report covers some key challenges and suggestions for the long run. We imagine these may have an vital impression on the panorama of mouth most cancers within the years to return.

A abstract of the important thing findings

  • New circumstances of mouth most cancers within the UK have now reached 8,302 a 12 months.
  • This has elevated by 49% within the final decade and by 135% in contrast with 20 years’ in the past.
  • 56% of mouth cancers seem on the tongue and tonsils.
  • Final 12 months, 2,722 Brits misplaced their life the mouth most cancers.
  • The ten-year survival fee is between 19% and 58%, relying on the place the most cancers strikes and the way early it’s identified.
  • Nearly 9 in ten (88%) British adults have now heard of mouth most cancers. Nonetheless, solely 8% are assured about their information of the illness.
  • Three in 4 (75%) have no idea the key indicators and signs for mouth most cancers.
  • Consciousness on the key threat elements of mouth most cancers stays low.
  • Higher way of life decisions, earlier analysis and improved entry to dentistry are a few of the key challenges in confronting mouth most cancers.
  • Requires extra funding in neighborhood dentistry, in addition to a catch-up programme for HPV vaccinations.   


Sharing mouth most cancers consciousness social media

By posting messages on social media, you may assist us to lift consciousness of mouth most cancers. 

Your posts can interact others and encourage them to seek out out extra details about the illness.

It’s so vital that we be taught extra in regards to the threat elements, indicators and signs and the place to go in the event you spot something out of the atypical. By doing this, we will stop some circumstances from taking place and enhance early analysis charges.

  • Lengthy lasting ulcers, crimson or white patches and weird lumps and bumps are three widespread warning indicators of mouth most cancers. A easy examine takes solely 45 seconds and may very well be life-saving #MouthCancerAction #Mouthaware
  • The on a regular basis decisions we make can have an effect on our possibilities of creating mouth most cancers. Smoking cigarettes considerably will increase your threat of creating the illness. Discover out what else enhance your threat at #MouthCancerAction #Mouthaware
  • Common visits to your dental group are so vital. Attending appointments as usually as they advocate makes it extra possible that any issues shall be caught as early as attainable, together with mouth most cancers. #MouthCancerAction #Mouthaware
  • Mouth most cancers circumstances are on the rise, however consciousness is dangerously low. Take management and discover ways to be #mouthaware at #MouthCancerAction
  • The sooner an issue is caught, the better it tends to be to sort out. Mouth most cancers is not any exception. The smaller the affected space, the higher the possibilities are of a full restoration. If doubtful, get checked out! #MouthCancerAction #Mouthaware

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Mouth Most cancers Motion Month is sponsored by Simplyhealth Professionals and in affiliation with the Mouth Cancer Foundation.

We’re proud and delighted to be working alongside each our companions. Their dedication and keenness for elevating consciousness of mouth most cancers is significant to the success of our marketing campaign.